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BJP set for historic seventh consecutive mandate in Gujarat
BJP set for historic seventh consecutive mandate in Gujarat: ABP-CVoter Exit Poll

According to the findings, the incumbent BJP, which has already ruled Gujarat continuously for 27 years barring a brief revolt by Shankar Singh Vaghela, is projected win between 128 and 140 seats in the 182-member Assembly.

  • Monday, 05 December 2022
Campaigning ends for 2nd phase of Gujarat assembly polls
Campaigning ends for 2nd phase of Gujarat assembly polls

The first phase of the polling -- held on December 1, witnessed a low turnout of voters. Chief Electoral Officer P. Bharathi said that in 93 seats, there are 2,51,58,730 voters in 14,975 polling centres.

  • Saturday, 03 December 2022
Voting
Voting begins for 1st phase of Gujarat Assembly polls; 89 seats up for grabs, 788 candidates in fray

The voting is being held across 14,382 polling stations, of which 3,311 are in the urban and 11,071 in rural areas, the office of the state Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said.

  • Thursday, 01 December 2022
Arun Goel
SC asks Centre for files relating to appointment of Arun Goel as Election Commissioner

Advocate Prashant Bhushan, representing a petitioner, raised the issue in connection with the appointment of Goel. He said Goel was a sitting Secretary, was given voluntary retirement on Friday, the appointment was issued on Saturday, and on Monday, he started working as EC.

  • Wednesday, 23 November 2022
 Arun Goel assumes charge as new Election Commissioner of India
Retired IAS officer Arun Goel takes charge as new Election Commissioner

Goel, a retired IAS officer from Punjab Cadre of the 1985 batch, was appointed to the post by President Droupadi Murmu on November 19

  • Monday, 21 November 2022
Voting
Himachal Pradesh to go to polls on Nov 12, counting on Dec 8

The Election Commission of India (EC) announced on October 14 the dates for the upcoming assembly elections in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Friday, 14 October 2022
No distribution of sarees, shirts by party or candidate during rallies: EC
No distribution of sarees, shirts by party or candidate during rallies: EC

The Commission also banned sarees, shirts as gifts during rallies.

  • Wednesday, 12 October 2022
Election Commission
Symbol freeze row: Uddhav Thackeray approaches Delhi HC against EC order

Shiv Sena leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has moved the Delhi High Court seeking a stay on the order of the Election Commission to freeze the party's bow and arrow symbol.

  • Monday, 10 October 2022
Election Symbol Of Shiv Sena
Election Commission freezes Shiv Sena's 'Bow and Arrow' symbol

It said that neither of the two groups led by Eknath Shinde and other led by Uddhav Thackeray be permitted to use the name of the party "Shiv Sena" and neither of the two groups shall also be permitted to use the symbol "Bow & Arrow", reserved for "Shiv Sena".

  • Sunday, 09 October 2022
EC proposes lowering anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000
EC proposes lowering anonymous political donations from Rs 20,000 to Rs 2,000

Currently, political parties have to disclose all donations above Rs 20,000 through their contribution report that is submitted to the EC.

  • Tuesday, 20 September 2022
Hemant Soren
CEC sends letter to J'khand Guv recommending Soren's disqualification as MLA

It is not clear whether Soren has also been disqualified from contesting elections.

  • Thursday, 25 August 2022
Election for next President on July 18, result on July 21: Election Commission
Election for next President on July 18, result on July 21: Election Commission

As per the poll schedule, notification for the President election will be issued on June 15 and the last day of filing nomination will be June 29.

  • Thursday, 09 June 2022
Election Commission
Bengal Bypolls: EC Intervenes After Police Blocks Free Media Movement In Asansol

The Trinamool Congress state general secretary and the party spokesman, Kunal Ghosh tried to downplay the incident claiming that the entire incident took place due to some misunderstanding.

  • Tuesday, 12 April 2022
Election Commission
Can't Ban Promise Of Freebies By Political Parties, Amount To Overreach: EC To SC

The EC clarified that it does not have the power to deregister a political party, except on three grounds, which were outlined by the top court in the case of the Indian National Congress Vs the Institute of Social Welfare and others (2002).

  • Saturday, 09 April 2022
EC Restores Max Number Of Star Campaigners As Covid Cases Drop
EC Restores Max Number Of Star Campaigners As Covid Cases Drop

The poll panel also said that the decision came after the numbers of both active and new COVID-19 cases have been receding and the restrictions put in place both by the Central Government and State Governments to check the spread of pandemic are being lifted or relaxed gradually.

  • Sunday, 20 February 2022
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